Fall Home ImprovementsHome Equity Loans from Family Horizons can help make all your fall home improvement projects possible.

School is back in session, temperatures are starting to cool off, and another Indiana fall is just around the corner. For many homeowners, that means it’s time to start thinking about home improvement projects.

But where to begin? We suggest you start by making a wish list of all the projects you’d like to have done around the house. Estimate the cost of each one, and prioritize based on first what you need, and then what you want. And whatever you do, don’t panic.

Yes, home improvement projects can be expensive, but they can also increase the value of your home. Family Horizons can help with a home equity loan, which is a convenient way to borrow money and make it all possible. Below are some of the most popular updates for fall.

Top Fall Home Improvement Projects

Fix the roof. While we had a mild winter last season, the predictions are looking pretty harsh for this year. Replacing or repairing your roof is something you can’t ignore. Any damage or normal wear and tear – which includes peeling, curling and chipping – can lead to eventual disintegration.

Replace your front door. Old doors can mean big drafts and high energy bills. Today’s front doors are designed for energy efficiency, keeping the outside elements out and your indoor temperatures inside. Plus, a new door can drastically improve the appearance of your home.

Paint your exterior. The mild temperatures of fall are perfect for exterior painting. In addition, a fresh coat of paint or sealer can help extend the life of your siding and trim, and help protect it from the harsh elements for years to come.

Finish that basement. Unfinished basements can quickly turn into oversized storage closets and dust collectors. But when finished, they expand your living space and offer relief for those long winter months. And the bonus? That extra office, guest or living room can actually give you as much as a 75% return on investment.

Update a room (or two). If your color scheme is decades old or your flooring has seen better days, it might be time to update your interior. Whether it’s with fresh coats of paint, new flooring, trim or furniture, keeping your interior current not only makes you feel good, there will be less stress down the road should you decide to prepare your home for sale.

Remodel the kitchen. Yes, it’s a big job, but a renovated kitchen can earn a 70% return on investment. And this time of year, there are plenty of good deals and sales to choose from. Whether it’s a complete overhaul, or just updated appliances, an updated kitchen can go a long way to improve the interior of your home.

Create a mud room. There are a lot of ways to create space for all those muddy boots, dirty shoes and layers of outerwear. Keeping that mess near an exit – instead of in your house – helps save wear and tear on your flooring.

Ready to get busy?

We’d love to help make your home improvement projects possible with a Family Horizons Home Equity Loan. Find out more here, where you can download, print and complete an application. Or schedule an appointment with us today by calling (317) 352-0423.